(Ghida Ismail) Several months ago, I crossed path with Assaad Chaftari, a Lebanese civil war veteran. When I asked him how, during the war, was it acceptable or even tolerable for him to kill all those people, his answer was simple: This is war.
Reportage on the march agains parliamentary extension Beirut, August 2014, by our friends from Saida TV
(سارة بحر) – إذا اردتم مظاهرة وفقاً لشروط من في السُّلطة فهذه ليست سوى مهزلة. مظاهرة ضد هذه السُّلطة وليس وفقاً لشروطها هو ما نهدف اليه.
(صفا حمزة) من المفترض أن تحمي قوانين الدولة التنوع والإختلاف بالأخص في إطار موضوع شخصي كالحرية الجنسية، لكن سطوة العقائد الدينية عليها يأخذها في اتجاه آخر، اتجاه لا يأبه بالحريات والحقوق والتنوع بل بصبغ الشعب كله بلون واحد يشعره بالأمان.
“We were all subjected to so much pressure, we felt like it was us against the world, but there was no alternative for the struggle,” said Harb in retrospect. “LAU was an incubator for student interaction, and I cannot deny how constructively it had contributed to my personal and professional development.”
True #LAUPRIDE – walking us through 3 years of student struggle and activism as an independent individual with personal ideals, and as part of a student movement struggling for the sake of a better society – join us this Saturday at TEDxLAU ‘s 3rd annual event: TEDxLAU 2014: TimeCapsuleXand hear what our one and only Hassan Harb has to say!
Mish Jareedi 11th Issue (August/September 2014): Cyber-war: A Component in USEK Student Struggle – Hassan Harb: The activist, The Scholar, LAU’s Pride- I Don’t Understand War – مداهمة حمام تركي، استقواء على من؟ – “لا للتمديد”، شيء من النقد الذاتي – click to preview PDF version of the issue in print
(Ibrahim Halawi) We have had to pretend we’ve got our analysis right; that we have managed to connect the dots in a rational manner at times when the regional power constellation is at its peak. #Lebanon #Syria #Gaza #GazaUnderSiege #Lybia #bahrain #egypt #israel #arabisraeliconflict #waronGaza #revolution #counterrevolution
(Assem Bazzi) Back to a life without Grand football matches, and all this shit is hitting the fan! The only thing most of us are capable of doing is to wait around for 2 years till the Euro-Cup starts. It’s freaking pathetic… (read more) #Gaza #beirut #FIFAworldcup #Lebanon
A large segment of the protest constituted of university students from LAU, AUB, USJ and Balamand. Photos of victimized Lebanese women lead the march, as the voices were raised in protest, demanding equality and justice for the mourning families – a whole new ambiance of hope and change.